DAVAO CITY — A PHP200 million solar-diesel hybrid power generation facility will be established in Tawi-Tawi next year, an official said on Friday.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the project is expected to boost the seaweed farming Industry in the island-towns of Sibutu, Sitangkai, and Panglima-Sugala.

“Started by my predecessor, the late MinDA Secretary Abul Khayr Alonto, the renewable energy in Tawi-Tawi for seaweeds value-adding will construct a solar-power generation facility with a back-up diesel generator to ensure reliable power supply for seaweeds drying and processing,” Piñol said.

He added that the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is implementing the project funded by the European Union through its Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (EU-ASEP), with counterpart funding from the provincial government of Tawi-Tawi and the Association of Islands Electric Cooperative through the local franchisee, Tawi-Tawi Electric Cooperative (TAWELCO).

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